New Milford residents watch a video about heroin during the panel discussion "Opioid Use - Prevention and Intervention Resources" at John Pettibone School in New Milford, Conn. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. A new study by Yale and Boston universities found that occassional heroin use may worsen HIV infection.

Yale study: Heroin use may worsen HIV infections

Researchers at Yale and Boston University and their Russian collaborators have found that occasional heroin use by HIV-positive patients may be particularly harmful to the immune system and worsens
Categories: drug abuse, HIV

Connecticut the 4th healthiest state

The annual survey America’s Health Rankings has named Connecticut the fourth healthiest state in the nation, up from seventh last year.The state was recognized for its low rates of smoking and
Categories: General, health

Nutritionists’ tips for surviving holiday parties

The holiday party season is officially upon us and, while it’s a fun time, it can be packed with nutritional minefields, in the form of calorie-laden beverages, rich hors d’oeuvres and a bevy of pies
Categories: General

Mental health support group at Greenwich Hospital

Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road, will host a mental health support group from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18. The group is a discussion and support service for families of individuals affected
Categories: Greenwich, mental health

First Access Health enrollment deadline approaches

Want to get covered through the state’s health insurance exchange Access Health CT by Jan. 1? Then you better sign up fast. Though the hard deadline to enroll in coverage using the marketplace is Feb.
Categories: Access Health CT

Griffin Hospital staffer certified in medical alert service

Griffin Hospital in Derby recently announced that Diane Betkoski, the hospital’s Lifeline Coordinator, is certified as a Philips Lifeline GoSafe provider. GoSafe is a leading mobile medical alert
Categories: Derby

Masonicare hospice seeks volunteers

  Masonicare Hospice Volunteer Coordinators, Catharine Lloyd and Paula Bruns recently met with Santa Claus to ask his help in finding hospice volunteers in Fairfield County. Masonicare Home
Categories: Hospice, Norwalk, Westport
Griffin Hospital’s School of Allied Health Careers and The Workplace will hold information sessions on Dec. 17 to help students receive tuition assistance for the school’ programs, including phlebotomy.

Griffin Hospital’s School of Allied Health hosts info session in Derby

  Griffin Hospital’s School of Allied Health Careers and The Workplace will hold informational sessions at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 17 at the school, 300 Seymour Ave., Derby, to explain student
Categories: Derby